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Post  johnp on 9/5/2015, 10:05 am

Last night is first Friday artwalk in a neighboring town and we were going to meet some friends. I secured my small container of wine and went out to the car. As I was walking around the car I glanced over to my onions that are on a screen held up by saw horses. I have pictures to help explain:

My garage/ RV drivethru. We don't have the RV anymore so it is used for storage. That is why the onions are drying in that area. Garage always closed at night, mostly open during the day:


Screen where over 40 onions + or - were Thursday afternoon:


Dropped stem going toward the garage door: 

No onions left, no tracks that I can see, screen has no holes in it, screen not moved.Nothing else disturbed. I am at a loss. My wife noticed it Friday morning but thought I had picked them up to store. Again, who done it?
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Post  meatburner on 9/5/2015, 10:27 am

My guess would be a two legged thief.  Mad
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Post  johnp on 9/5/2015, 11:12 am

I don't think so. We live at the end of a dead end street in a rural area. No one comes down this way. You couldn't  see the onions from the open garage door and there is a lot of other stuff they could steal besides onions.
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Post  CapeCoddess on 9/5/2015, 12:54 pm

How totally bizarre!
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 If you're anything like me John, maybe you or a family member moved and stored them somewhere else when you had a million other things on your mind and don't remember? I have so many projects going on all around my property and inside that I have no idea what's happening half the time.

Let us know if they show up.
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Post  sanderson on 9/5/2015, 1:12 pm

John, I'm afraid I would have to go with human, also. Nothing else could have left the site so clean or intact. No bear drool, hairs, stink, bits of onion flesh, no scat. Racoons and opossums would have tipped over the screen at some point or torn it. Maybe left some scat during the many trips. Doing a search didn't reveal any other animal that likes onions like we do. Sad

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Post  mollyhespra on 9/5/2015, 1:50 pm

Do you have a trail camera, John?  I'm betting on human, also.  I'd put out some more "bait"--maybe a bit of those extra tomatoes you've got and see what "bites".  Is anything else missing or moved?
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Post  camprn on 9/5/2015, 3:11 pm

I vote human as the culprit.

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Post  camprn on 9/5/2015, 3:14 pm

@johnp wrote:I don't think so. We live at the end of a dead end street in a rural area. No one comes down this way. You couldn't  see the onions from the open garage door and there is a lot of other stuff they could steal besides onions.
l used to live in a secluded area, in the woods, at the end of a dirt road. Our place was burgled at least once every year. Which totally sucked.

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Post  Marc Iverson on 9/5/2015, 4:39 pm

Burglary of even the remotest cabins in the woods in Alaska is very common. It's just what people do, anywhere there are people. I'm voting human, too.

Either that, or dolphin.
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Post  johnp on 9/5/2015, 5:11 pm

That's the thing, my garage is full of tools, paintings, camping equipment etc. Why would anyone steal onions? These are just an onion set that you buy at the garden center, they are not even very good. Just the regular cut and cry onions. Heck I even leave my truck keys in the ignition. I still think an animal (raccoon maybe) but I would think there would be holes in the screen and a few left. A bear would trash the place.
Onion squirrel ? Rolling Eyes
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/5/2015, 5:19 pm

Kids.
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Post  donnainzone5 on 9/5/2015, 5:34 pm

The concept of property rights has been abandoned by most.

Parents should inculcate--and schools reinforce--this principle.

I also wish that simple courses in logic and ethics were taught at about the sixth-grade level, and repeated during the late teens.
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Post  Kelejan on 9/5/2015, 5:35 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:How totally bizarre!
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 If you're anything like me John, maybe you or a family member moved and stored them somewhere else when you had a million other things on your mind and don't remember? I have so many projects going on all around my property and inside that I have no idea what's happening half the time.

Let us know if they show up.
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I am a bit like you, CC. Very Happy

I agree, this is bizarre, johnp, and I also would like to know what happened. I rather favour CC's explanation.
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Post  Kelejan on 9/5/2015, 5:39 pm

donnainzone10 wrote:The concept of property rights has been abandoned by most.

Parents should inculcate--and schools reinforce--this principle.

I also wish that simple courses in logic and ethics were taught at about the sixth-grade level, and repeated during the late teens.

I am so property rights aware that I do not walk across someone's lawn but use the pathways.

It used to be, that in the old days, when humanity lived together in groups in large caves, each family would never look in the direction of any other family, treating each other as invisible.
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Post  donnainzone5 on 9/5/2015, 5:46 pm

Kelejan,

We old codgers seem to be the only ones who care about ethics and morality.

It's time to begin stirring things up a bit, I think.  Generally, change is most successful when begun at the grass-roots level.  Let's start planting those seeds!
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Post  sanderson on 9/5/2015, 6:27 pm

Someone who wanted to make salsa. Or a dolphin, onion squirrel, kids, or someone who moved them as a prank. I can picture them under the hood where the heat would create a smelly disaster.

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Post  camprn on 9/5/2015, 8:11 pm

Ha ha Marc! Dolphin.


If it was wildlife I would expect the screen to have been tipped off the sawhorses.

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Post  yolos on 9/5/2015, 8:37 pm

@camprn wrote:
If it was wildlife I would expect the screen to have been tipped off the sawhorses.
I agree with Camprn.  Also, I would expect wildlife would have left a lot more vegetative waste all around the floor.
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Post  Kelejan on 9/5/2015, 10:24 pm

Why a dolphin? I though they lived in water.
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Post  meatburner on 9/6/2015, 12:05 am

john, I dry mine exactly the same way as you.   Animals raiding crops are not that neat. I am still voting for a two legged culprit either friend or not.
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Post  Marc Iverson on 9/6/2015, 12:10 am

donnainzone10 wrote:The concept of property rights has been abandoned by most.

Parents should inculcate--and schools reinforce--this principle.

I also wish that simple courses in logic and ethics were taught at about the sixth-grade level, and repeated during the late teens.

It is strange that schools teach so many useless things, but don't teach you how to be a good boss or employee, spend little or no time on how to write a business memo or letter or report, or teach you how to do such simple but vital things as balance a checkbook or evaluate credit card offers. Instead of learning things we need to learn and can expect to use every day of our lives, we concentrate on teaching irrelevancies we'll immediately forget.

I'm all for a broad education, don't get me wrong. I don't believe education is merely about teaching us to be obedient cogs in a machine. But I don't see why we seem to avoid like the plague the teaching of anything practical.


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Post  Marc Iverson on 9/6/2015, 12:19 am

@Kelejan wrote:
@CapeCoddess wrote:How totally bizarre!
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 If you're anything like me John, maybe you or a family member moved and stored them somewhere else when you had a million other things on your mind and don't remember? I have so many projects going on all around my property and inside that I have no idea what's happening half the time.

Let us know if they show up.
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I am a bit like you, CC. Very Happy

Me too. I have my own projects, and my own priorities. Then there are my family's priorities, and the things I need to do for friends and others, and then the random stuff (baloney half the time) that somebody else is trying to rope me into spending my time and effort and gas money on. Then someone will come along and mumble something and a week later be surprised I didn't memorize it.

Hey, I've got my life and you've got yours. You're lucky if I remember your name, I sometimes want to say.

These days I like to tell people that if they want me to remember something, they should write it down. Otherwise, I might add as a sly aside, it's probably not that important. That puts the burden right back where it belongs -- for their own affairs,that is ... on them!

I'm okay with an organized list of things to accomplish. What drives me nuts is random mumbling and half-thought-out requests for help that never stop coming. You can wind up with a thousand trivial and confused tasks and constant things to criticize you for not doing if you let people think that's okay.
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Post  sanderson on 9/6/2015, 1:06 am

@Kelejan wrote:Why a dolphin? I though they lived in water.
I'm repeating the funny that Marc stated above (prior page).

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Post  Kelejan on 9/6/2015, 1:17 am

@sanderson wrote:
@Kelejan wrote:Why a dolphin? I though they lived in water.
I'm repeating the funny that Marc stated above (prior page).
OK, sanderson. I went back and read it. Very Happy This is when I find the typos I made. Shocked
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Post  camprn on 9/6/2015, 7:58 am

@Marc Iverson wrote:
donnainzone10 wrote:The concept of property rights has been abandoned by most.

Parents should inculcate--and schools reinforce--this principle.

I also wish that simple courses in logic and ethics were taught at about the sixth-grade level, and repeated during the late teens.

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I'm all for a broad education, don't get me wrong.  I don't believe education is merely about teaching us to be obedient cogs in a machine.  But I don't see why we seem to avoid like the plague the teaching of anything practical.


Marc, all those things you listed were things my parents taught me, g [d morals and life skills. Except the boss. When i was little, they said I was bossy, but we all know it's not the same thing.

Parents are the first teachers.

But back to the missing onions, I'm afraid we will neve know the answer to this one.

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